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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Voice Array

September 6th – October 13th, 2012
Bitforms Gallery, New York

Bitforms Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth solo exhibition with Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer. The exhibition features the United States premiere of two projects: “Voice Array”, a participatory environment that debuted last Fall in Sydney, Australia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art; and “Last Breath”, which was part of the 11th Bienal de la Habana. Concurrent with the New York exhibition, on September 20, Lozano-Hemmer will also unveil Open Air, a new commission by the Association for Public Art in Philadelphia.Since his emergence in the 1990s, Lozano-Hemmer has mixed the disparate fields of digital media, robotics, medical science, performance art, and lived experience into interactive artworks.

Probably best known for his large-scale “Antimonuments”, which challenge traditional notions of site-specificity, he focuses on the idea of creating relationship-specific work through connective interfaces. Often employing vanguard technologies, many of his projects utilize robotics, custom software, projections, internet links, cell phones, sensors, LEDs, cameras, and tracking systems. The communal spaces that Lozano-Hemmer creates are an experiment in public authorship. Technology in his work activates seamless “encounters of art, self and the kinetic force of collective memory,” writes Claudia Arozqueta (, Jan 2012).

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529 West 20th Street
(between 10th and 11th)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
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